The Director-General of National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM), Malam Yusuf Abdallah, on Wednesday in Dutse said the commission had listed 100 new monuments and sites across the country.
Abdallah made the disclosure at a five-day stakeholders’ sensitisation workshop on the declaration of monuments and sites in the North-West geo-cultural zone.
He said the 100 new monuments and sites would be declared open for use to commemorate the country’s centenary and anniversary of the amalgamation of the Northern and Southern protectorates.
“The commission has proposed 18 national monuments in the north-west geo-cultural zone.
“Six of the monuments were proposed in Kano State, four in Kaduna State, three in Katsina State, two in Sokoto State and one in Jigawa, Kebbi and Zamfara respectively,’’ the director said.
Abdallah said Nigeria has a total of 65 declared national monuments in 22 states at the moment.
He urged all the states of the federation to expedite action on declaring cultural properties as their state monuments.
Also commenting, Alhaji Abubakar Abdullahi, who represented the Emir of Dutse at the occasion, commended the commission for proposing one of the new monuments for the state. (NAN)